Compare 2006 BMW 5-Series vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2006 BMW 5-Series
2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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525i 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 525i 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 30 $38,855 $42,500
5 Series 525xi 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 28 $40,855 $44,700
5 Series 530i 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 30 $42,770 $46,800
5 Series 530xi 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 28 $44,770 $49,000
5 Series 530xi 4-Door Sports Wgn AWD 19 28 $46,955 $51,400
5 Series 550i 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 23 $52,415 $57,400
5 Series M5 4-Door Sedan 12 18 $74,070 $81,200
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4-Door AMG Sedan 5.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 4-Door AMG Sedan 5.5L 17 22 $50,638 $54,450
C-Class 4-Door Luxury Sedan 3.0L 21 28 $30,644 $32,950
C-Class 4-Door Luxury Sedan 3.0L 4MATIC 19 26 $32,318 $34,750
C-Class 4-Door Luxury Sedan 3.5L 20 29 $35,480 $38,150
C-Class 4-Door Luxury Sedan 3.5L 4MATIC 19 24 $37,154 $39,950
C-Class 4-Door Sport Sedan 2.5L 21 29 $27,156 $29,200
C-Class 4-Door Sport Sedan 3.5L 20 28 $34,922 $37,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,855
$50,638
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,500
$54,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$908 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 181.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 58.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 12.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 13.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.3
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 245/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 225/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3540
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 5.4L/332
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 362 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 376 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.15 (Comfort Mode: 1.9)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms Coil-Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Coil-Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot 3-Link

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